Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Inspiration Tuesday

Steps to Nowhere

I am sharing this image under the Creative Commons license. (see sidebar)

This is an image of some steps that once led to a home in the now abandoned settlement of La Manche. The isolated fishing community was resettled in the 1960's after severe storms wrecked fishing stages and buildings.

These steps are being reclaimed by nature with trees and moss blending them into the forestscape.

I started this drawing as a doodle then got caught up it in. The shoes were done in graphite, but begged for colour so I put in a layer of watercolour pencil that was handy. I'll continue working on it, purely for pleasure as this is a sketchbook piece and is originally this week's drawing challenge on WetCanvas. I loved the shape and lines of the shoes.

8 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

i love seeing photos like that where nature is reclaiming the land. thanks for sharing :)

your shoes look nice :) nice shine to the foot of them. Pretty to look at but could never imagine myself walking in them lol

Desiree said...

Beautiful photo and drawing! I just found your blog and I really enjoyed it! Great stuff

Jeanette said...

Yes, I love those images too Jennifer. Its amazing how fast nature takes over isn't it?

Don't think I could walk in those shoes either!

Thanks Desiree and welcome to the blog. :)

Charlene Brown said...

I've been going through the various blogs that I follow, and keep coming bck to Steps to Nowhere. What a wonderfully evocative piece!

Jeanette said...

Charlene, the lighting and mysterious feel of finding these steps in the woods made them irresistable to photograph.

elli said...

I Really like your red shoes ... first saw them in WC post ... so when I saw them here decided I Must tell you so. Thanks for sharing .. now I'm going back to look at the 'Steps' once more. L

Jeanette said...

Thank you Elli. I'm making progress on the shoes and will post another update soon.

Laurel Neustadter said...

Love those shoes. Remind me of Dorothy's ruby slippers.